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New Donload.com adware policy

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#1 ddeerrff



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Posted 28 April 2005 - 11:53 AM

"When it comes to fighting unwanted adware and spyware, CNET Download.com has always been in your corner. During the past few years, we've brought you the best tools and tips in our Spyware Center, and we've maintained a strict policy toward adware by allowing only software that discloses advertising partnerships during installation.

This week, we've upped the ante: we're launching a new zero-tolerance policy toward all bundled adware."

Full story HERE.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:06 PM

Now that is a real "trustworthy computing" step in the right direction. Users need to have places from which they can download software and be reasonably assured it does not contain spyware. CNET is to be congratulated on their new policy.

I note that this policy has resulted in their reviewing all items they have had available for download:

As of 4/27/2005, we have also removed all existing products on Download.com that we've identified as containing adware. This has eliminated nearly 600 products from our library.


Edited by jgweed, 28 April 2005 - 05:13 PM.

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#3 tg1911


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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:27 PM

I'd heard some people were getting spyware from Download.com, that's why I quit using it.
Good to hear they're trying to clean up their act.
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